Founding Focus: Skream - Midnight Request Line

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Skream – Midnight Request Line

Welcome to the second installment of our series that explores some of the early Dubstep music and the foundations that Dubstep has grown from today.

“I would like to hear a new beat on the request line..” , “coming right up..”

This time we look at Dubstep’s creepy big brother, Midnight Request Line. With an extremely diverse pool of artists and producers recognising Skream’s work, Midnight Request Line was dubbed “Dubstep’s most recognizable crossover hit”. Hailing from Croydon, the grimy sounds have even been credited as being a key factor in the evolution of a more melodic sound in the Dubstep genre, a statement that certainly isn’t to be sniffed at.

DJ Hatcha was the man who started playing the Skream Dubplates, and we should all thank him for promoting what is today considered to be one of the founding fathers of the music sub-genre; Dubstep.

Take another listen to this excellent track and you can really hear the different influence from the melodic garage riff, to the grime under-tones and even a casual gun shot.

One of the best things to come out of Croydon in 2005 by a long shot.

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